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Orgasm Inc. (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,001Details
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Synopsis

Filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the first Viagra drug for women that wins FDA approval to treat a new disease: Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD). Liz gains permission to film the company for her own documentary. Initially, she plans to create a movie about science and pleasure but she soon begins to suspect that her employer, along with a cadre of other medical companies, might be trying to take advantage of women (and potentially endanger their health) in pursuit of billion dollar profits. Orgasm Inc. is a look inside the medical industry and the marketing campaigns that are literally and figuratively reshaping our everyday lives around health, illness, desire—and that ultimate moment: orgasm.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: February 11th, 2011 (Limited) by First Run Features, released as Orgasm Inc
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Keywords: Medical and Hospitals, Corporate Malfeasance, Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration, Pharmaceuticals, Epilogue, Intertitle, Study of Sexuality
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Chicken and Egg Pictures, Astrea Media
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 17th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2,378 $101 Jun 3, 2011 115
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 3,259 $481 May 13, 2011 94
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,598 $155 Apr 22, 2011 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,905 $500 Apr 15, 2011 66
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,920 $4,866 Apr 1, 2011 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5,421 $5,454 Mar 25, 2011 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,012 $295 Mar 18, 2011 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 6,846 $2,686 Mar 11, 2011 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 8,265 $311 Mar 4, 2011 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,164 $198 Feb 25, 2011 17
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,010 $4,399 Feb 18, 2011 10
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 9,459 $8,773 Feb 11, 2011 3

Cast

Charletta    Herself
Leonore Tiefer    Herself
Kim Wallen    Herself
Ray Moynihan    Himself
Susan Bennett    Herself
Carol Queen    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Liz Canner
Executive Producer    Julie Parker Benello
Producer    Wendy Ettinger
Executive Producer    Judith Helfand
Executive Producer    Marc Weiss
Director   
Assistant Editor    Amber Bemak

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for July 26th, 2011

July 25th, 2011

Summer time at the box office is amazing. From the first weekend in May until sometime in August, there is usually an average of one $100 million dollar movie released per week. This year will have at least three months in a row with at least one $100 million film. On the home market, on the other hand, summer time is crappy. This year has been particularly tiresome, as the spring wasn't a fun time at the box office. The biggest release this week is Source Code, which was only a midlevel hit. To be fair, it is one of the best-reviewed wide releases of the year. On the other hand, neither the DVD nor the Blu-ray are exactly overloaded with extras. More...

Featured DVD Review: Orgasm Inc.

July 22nd, 2011

Orgasm Inc. opened earlier in the year and did quite well on the per theater chart, especially for a documentary, but the following week it collapsed. It did have a sensationalistic subject and perhaps its opening weekend was the result of hype more than anything else. Or did the subject matter make it more difficult for the film to expand? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for June 21st, 2011

June 21st, 2011

It's another busy week for DVD / Blu-ray with four first-run releases coming out this week. Five if you include Cedar Rapids, which was had surprisingly brisk ticket sales in limited release. Cedar Rapids is also the only one of the big releases that I would consider for Pick of the Week honors. Despite the number of wide releases on this week's list, I'm going with an unorthodox choice for Pick of the Week, "Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse, but Louie: Season One on Blu-ray earns an honorable mention. More...

Per Theater Chart: Rapids Crosses Finish Line First

February 15th, 2011

Strong reviews and an impressive cast helped Cedar Rapids top the per theater chart with an average of $20,198 in 15 theaters. Vidal Sassoon: The Movie was the only other film to reach an average of $10,000 with $13,053 in its lone theater. More...

Limited Releases are Pure Poetry

February 11th, 2011

For the past several weeks, the Oscars have scared off a lot of competition for art house crowds. However, this week not only do we have Oscar Shorts opening, there are several films earning award-worthy reviews. My only concern is that there are so many strong choices, some of them will fall between the cracks and won't find the audience they deserve. More...

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 59 $8,773   1 $8,773   $8,773 3
2011/02/18 79 $4,399 -50% 3 $1,466   $18,501 10
2011/02/25 105 $198 -95% 1 $198   $21,365 17
2011/03/04 108 $311 +57% 1 $311   $21,796 24
2011/03/11 93 $2,686 +764% 3 $895   $24,864 31
2011/03/18 117 $295 -89% 1 $295   $25,739 38
2011/03/25 89 $5,454 +1,749% 2 $2,727   $31,840 45
2011/04/01 89 $4,866 -11% 3 $1,622   $40,854 52
2011/04/15 104 $500   1 $500   $44,916 66
2011/04/22 119 $155 -69% 1 $155   $45,473 73
2011/05/13 121 $481   1 $481   $46,104 94
2011/06/03 112 $101   1 $101   $47,622 115

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/21 71 $757   3 $252   $19,258 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/02/11 66 $8,773   1 $8,773   $14,102 7
2011/02/18 72 $7,065 -19% 3 $2,355   $21,167 14
2011/02/25 107 $318 -95% 1 $318   $21,485 21
2011/03/04 106 $693 +118% 1 $693   $22,178 28
2011/03/11 100 $2,756 +298% 3 $919   $24,934 35
2011/03/18 115 $942 -66% 1 $942   $26,386 42
2011/03/25 89 $9,602 +919% 2 $4,801   $35,988 49
2011/04/01 89 $8,428 -12% 3 $2,809   $44,416 56
2011/04/15 111 $902   1 $902   $45,318 70
2011/04/22 124 $305 -66% 1 $305   $45,623 77
2011/05/13 119 $1,203   1 $1,203   $46,826 98
2011/05/27 112 $236   1 $236   $47,521 112
2011/06/03 117 $282 +19% 1 $282   $47,803 119
2011/06/17 111 $155   1 $155   $49,001 133

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